Red Shoes Project Launch
Date: 25 Nov 2023, 12:00am - 12:00am (GMT-12:00) International Date Line West
The Museum of the Goldfields and the Goldfields Women's Health Care Centre invite you to the opening event of the Red Shoes Project
Installation beneath the Museum's iconic head frame as part of the launch of 16 Days In WA Campaign - for the elimination of violence
Saturday 25th Nov. 10am
Museum of the Goldfields
Under the Headframe
This powerful installation has been created with shoes donated by the community and painted red through a series of workshops across the
Goldfields. Each pair of painted shoes, placed one body length apart, will represent the life of a woman murdered in Australia by a
current or former partner.
The Museum and the GWHCC have been working with Dr Paola Magni-Partridge, the Australian Ambassador for the Red Shoes Project https://www.redshoesaustralia.com.au/
to bring the project to the Goldfields, the first held regionally of its kind and will be one of the guest speakers.
The Red Shoes project was started by architect and visual artist Elina Chauvet, born in Casa Grandes Chihuahua - one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico. She first put together Los Zaptos Rojos Instalacion de Arte Publico in Ciudad Juarez in 2009 with 33 pairs of shoes donated by the community when her 32-year-old sister was murdered by her husband.